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20/11/2010 edition

Horse Racing Betting Odds
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Betting facts from Sandown Hillside, Saturday, 13th. November.

The shortest priced favourite of the day finished second, beaten by four lengths. It was:

3YO filly Palomares, which was heavily backed from odds on $1.75 to start at $1.60 in a field of 11 3YO Fillies - a Listed race run over 1400 metres. Palomares was ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Peter Snowden.

Despite this setback, punters betting favourites had another huge winning day with four favourites winning from the nine races. The winning favourites were:

1. 2YO filly Dinner Date, which firmed a touch from $5.50 to start at $5.00 and got the ball rolling for punters in the first race of the day, a 2YO Listed race run over 1000 metres. Dinner Date was ridden by Brad Rawiller and trained by David Hayes.
2. 5YO gelding Macedonian firmed from $4.20 to start at $3.80 and won the Sandown Cup run over 3200 metres. Macedonian was ridden by Luke Nolen and trained by Peter G. Moody.
3. 3YO colt Pressday was backed from $5.00 to $4.60 and won the $350,000 3YO Group 2 Sandown Guineas run over 1600 metres. Pressday was ridden by Nash Rawiller and trained by Chris Waller.
4. 9YO gelding Zipping started at $2.00 and won the $350,000 Group 2 Weight for Age Sandown Classic run over 2400 metres for the fourth year in a row! Zipping was ridden by Nicholas Hall and trained by Robert Hickmott.

There was just one winner that started at double figure odds. It was:

5YO gelding Larry's Never Late
started at $11.00 and won a Group 3 handicap run over 1500 metres. Best tote odds was only $10.20. Larry's Never Late was ridden by Mark Zahra and trained by Jim Conlan.

Mark Zahra rode a winning double at the meeting, also winning on 4YO mare Viking Hero which started at $7.50 in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes over 1800 metres. Michael Moroney was the trainer. Luke Nolen rode a winning treble at the meeting. The three winners were also in consecutive races! The three winners were also trained by Peter G. Moody for a winning training treble. Apart from Macedonian already mentioned the other Luke Nolen and Peter G. Moody winners were:

1. 3YO filly Zelsnitz, which firmed from $11.00 to start at $9.00 in a 3YO Fillies Listed race run over 1400 metres.
2. 4YO mare Avenue started at $4.00 and won a Listed race over 1300 metres.


Betting facts from Flemington, Saturday, 6th. November.

Punters betting favourites had a huge winning day with five favourites winning from the nine races. The winning favourites were:

1. 6YO gelding Wall Street, which firmed a touch from $6.50 to start at $6.00 in the main race of the day, the $1,000,000 Group 1 Cantala Stakes (registered name), run over 1600 metres. Wall Street was ridden by Hugh Bowman and trained by Jeff Lynds.
2. 4YO gelding Launay started at $3.50 and won a 4YO & UP Rating 95 handicap run over 1600 metres. Launay was ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Peter Snowden.
3. 3YO gelding Bigelow was solidly backed from $4.80 to $4.00 and won a $150,000 3YO Listed race run over 1400 metres. Bigelow was ridden by Brad Rawiller and trained by Clinton McDonald.
4. 4YO mare Black Caviar started at $1.90 and won the $750,000 Group 1 Weight for Age Victoria Racing Club Stakes (registered name), run over 1200 metres. Black Caviar was ridden by Ben Melham and trained by Peter G. Moody. That makes it eight wins from eight races for Black Caviar!
5. 5YO gelding Moudre was heavily backed from $4.80 to $3.80 and won the $260,000 Group 3 Queen's Cup handicap, run over 2600 metres. Moudre was ridden by Craig Williams and trained by Ciaron Maher.

There were two winners that started at double figure odds. They were:

1. 2YO gelding Arctic Command
started at $17.00 and won the opening race of the day, the $150,000 2YO Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate, run over 1000 metres. Best tote odds was $22.20. Arctic Command was ridden by Dale Smith and trained by Wendy Kelly.
2. 4YO mare Well Rounded started at $41.00 in the $300,000 Mares Group 2 Matriarch Stakes, run over 2000 metres. Best tote odds was $38.30. Well Rounded was ridden by Ben Melham and trained by Lee Freedman.

That win by Ben Melham gave him a winning double for the day. No other jockey or trainer had a winning double at Flemington.



Melbourne Cup Day
Betting facts from Flemington, Tuesday, 2nd. November.

The $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup was of the course the feature race.

1st in the Melbourne Cup: 6YO horse Americain, which dropped 3.5kg. from its win in the $240,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup handicapped at 58kg. In recent years the Geelong Cup has become an important form race for the Melbourne Cup. Americain was ridden by champion French jockey Gerald Mosse and trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre. Americain firmed from $14.00 to start at $13.00 with the bookmakers. Best tote odds was $12.30.

2nd. in the Melbourne Cup: 4YO gelding Maluckyday, which dropped 2kg. from its win in the $250,000 Group 3 Hotham Handicap (registered name) handicapped at 53kg. on Derby Day. Maluckyday was ridden by Luke Nolen and trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes.

3rd. in the Melbourne Cup: 4YO horse So You Think. So You Think dropped 2kg. from its win in the $3,000,000 Group 1 Weight for Age Cox Plate where it carried 58kg. Ridden by Steven Arnold and trained by The Cups King, 82 year old legend Bart Cummings, who was aiming to win his 13th. Melbourne Cup, So You Think was a raging favourite and started at $3.00 in this 23 horse field.

4th. in the Melbourne Cup: 9YO gelding Zipping, which started at $26.00. Zipping was ridden by Nicholas Hall and trained by Robert Hickmott. Zipping's lead up run was a second to So You Think in the Cox Plate.

Punters betting favourites as usual had a losing Melbourne Cup meeting, but did not fare as badly as in many years. From the ten races the winning favourites were:

1. 3YO gelding Stirling Grove, which won a 3YO 1000 metres sprint. Stirling Grove was steady in the bookies betting ring and started at $3.30. Stirling Grove was ridden by Craig Williams and trained by Richard Jolly.
2. 4YO gelding Launay won the final race of the day, a rating 89 handicap restricted to 4YO and 5YOs. Launay was solidly backed from $5.50 to start at $4.80 in the bookmaker betting ring Best tote odds was only $4.60. Launay was ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Peter Snowden.

Including Americain there were five winning horses that started at double figure odds. The other winners were:

1. 2YO unraced filly Spectrolite. It won a 2YO fillies sprint over 1000 metres which was filled with 10 unraced fillies in the field of 14. Spectrolite was steady at $15.00 in the bookies betting ring. Best tote odds were $16.80. Spectrolite was ridden by Craig Williams and trained by Robbie Laing.
2. 4YO mare Influential Miss. It won a 1700 metres mares race. Influential Miss was steady at $26.00 in the bookies betting ring. Best tote odds were $29.10. Influential Miss was ridden by Steven King and trained by Pat Carey.
3. 6YO gelding Tagus. It won a Listed handicap over 1800 metres. Tagus firmed from $13.00 to start at $11.00 in the bookmaker betting ring. Best tote odds were $11.90. Tagus was ridden by Dwayne Dunn and trained by John P Thompson.
4. 4YO gelding Snapparazi. It was second emergency for a $100,000 handicap over 1200 metres and made the field after scratchings. Snapparazi was specked in the bookies betting ring, firming from $51.00 to start at $31.00. Best tote odds were $48.30. Snapparazi was ridden by Dean Yendall and trained by Barbara Marshman.

Craig Williams rode a winning treble. Spectrolite $15.00, Stirling Grove $3.30 and Jersey Lily $5.50, which was trained by Les Bridge.
Kerrin McEvoy rode a winning double. Palomares $5.50 trained by Peter Snowden and Launay $4.80 also trained by Peter Snowden, who was the only trainer to have a winning double at the meeting.


Victoria Derby Day
Betting facts from Flemington, Saturday, 30th. October.

The main race of the day, the $1,500,000 3YO Group 1 Victoria Derby, run over 2500 metres, was won by Lion Tamer by over six lengths. Lion Tamer was steady at $13.00 in the bookmaker betting ring. This colt was ridden by Hugh Bowman and trained by Murray & Bjorn Baker. Rekindled Interest, the $3.80 favourite, which was solidly backed from $4.20, finished a well beaten fifth by over 12 lengths. Rekindled Interest was ridden by Dwayne Dunn and trained by Jim Conlan.

The $1,000,000 Group 1 Weight for Age Mackinnon Stakes, run over 2000 metres, was won by the Bart Cummings trained So You Think by nearly four lengths. So You Think firmed from $1.70 to start at $1.60 favourite in the bookmaker betting ring. This 4YO horse was ridden by Steven Arnold.

Punters betting favourites had a small winning meeting with three winners from 11 favourites. The other two winners were:

1.
Brazilian Pulse which started at $4.40 in the $300,000 3YO Fillies Group 2 Wakeful Stakes. It was ridden by Craig Williams and trained by Michael Moroney.
2.
Star Witness started at $5.00 equal favourite in the $500,000 3YO Group 1 Ascot Vale Stakes (registered name) run over 1200 metres and won by two three lengths. This 3YO colt was ridden by James Winks and trained by Danny O'Brien.

Other short priced favourites apart from So You Think, which started at $1.60 were:

1. Skilled which started at $2.25 in 3YO Group 3 company over 1600 metres. Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Peter Snowden it finished fourth of eight.
2.
Typhoon Tracy which firmed from $2.00 to start at $1.90 odds on and finished second to Sacred Choice by over four lengths in the $500,000 Fillies & Mares Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes, (registered name.) Typhoon Tracy was ridden by Luke Nolen and trained by Peter G. Moody.

Four winners started at double figure odds. They were:

1. Lion Tamer which started at $13.00 and won the Victoria Derby. Best tote odds were $12.90. .
2.
Sacred Choice which was steady at $21.00 and won the Empire Rose Stakes. Best tote odds was $22.00. Sacred Choice was ridden by Corey Brown and trained by Joseph Pride.
3. Whitefriars which firmed a touch from $18.00 with the bookies to start at $17.00 won the $300,000 Group 2 Salinger Stakes. Best tote odds was $16.20. Whitefriars was ridden by Jim Cassidy and trained by Rick Worthington.
3. Poor Judge which also firmed a touch from $18.00 with the bookies to start at $17.00 won the final race of the day, a $250,000 Group 3 Handicap run over 1400 metres. Best tote odds was $17.90. Poor Judge was ridden by Glen Boss and trained by Norm Hilton.

Craig Williams rode a double. The winners were Brazilian Pulse in R3, mentioned above and in the opening race of the day, on 3YO colt Mr Chard, trained by Dean Lawson. Mr Chard firmed a touch from $5.50 to start at $5.00 in the field of eight three year olds. No trainer trained a winning double on Victoria Derby Day.

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